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State Department: We Paid Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Too Much

She's accused of violating rules on sick leave, vacation

(Newser) - Huma Abedin is familiar with scandals, whether they involve her boss , Hillary Clinton, or her husband , Anthony Weiner. Now she's got one of her own to handle. Investigators with the State Department say she was overpaid about $10,000 while she worked there as an aide to Clinton, reports...

Nobody Notices Clinton at Chipotle

That may be because she has more fans in Baghdad

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is running for president, but she can still go for a chicken burrito bowl in peace, at least in the Toledo suburb of Maumee in Ohio. Clinton, wearing sunglasses and accompanied by aide Huma Abedin, carried her own tray and attracted almost no attention at all during the...

Clinton Addresses Email Brouhaha

Asks State to review, release communications from private account

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's personal email account may soon head for the public domain after all. Following news that a House committee on Benghazi would subpoena her emails , the former secretary of state tweeted yesterday , "I want the public to see my email. I asked State to release them. They...

6 Highlights From New York's Meaty Hillary Interview

2016, shockingly, comes up

(Newser) - New York magazine just dropped a long cover story on Hillary Clinton. We read all 5,934 words and plucked out some highlights:
  1. Hillary is "not in any hurry" to decided whether she'll run in 2016. She explains: "It's like when you meet somebody at

Amid Growing Storm, Weiner Dumped By Campaign Manager

As basically everyone races to pronounce his political life DOA

(Newser) - Huma Abedin is thus far still standing behind her man , but the guy running Anthony Weiner's campaign for New York City mayor is not. Weiner's 31-year-old campaign manager, Danny Kedem, has quit, reports the New York Times , in the latest tire to blow out for an increasingly battered...

Does Huma Deserve Sympathy or Scorn?
Does Huma Deserve Sympathy or Scorn?

Does Huma Deserve Sympathy or Scorn?

She's getting plenty of both

(Newser) - The new Anthony Weiner revelations have put wife Huma Abedin back in the public eye, even more so this time because she chose to defend him publicly . A sample of the reaction:
  • No sympathy: "Clearly, there is something very wrong with Abedin—whether it’s simply that she shares

Weiner: Marital Woes Drove My Relapse

Just stop talking, dude, you're making it worse

(Newser) - Yep, he went there: In an email sent to supporters yesterday, Anthony Weiner blamed his post-resignation sexting incident on ... problems with his wife, Huma Abedin. "It was a terrible mistake that I unfortunately returned to during a rough time in our marriage," he wrote, according to the New ...

Meet Weiner's Latest Sexting Partner

BuzzFeed identifies her as Sydney Elaine Leathers

(Newser) - BuzzFeed has identified Anthony Weiner's newly revealed sexting partner as Sydney Elaine Leathers, a progressive activist in her early 20s who lives in Indiana. Pictures on her Facebook and Formspring accounts look pretty close to the blurred images offered up on The Dirty when it broke the sexting story,...

NY Times to Weiner: Get Out of Mayor's Race

Candidate can't keep voters' trust

(Newser) - The New York Times has had it with Anthony Weiner. First he lied about the crotch-shots posted online, saying they weren't his. After admitting they were, he disappeared for a while; then he came back, said his life had changed, and entered the mayoral race. But new lewd texts...

Huma Defends Weiner: 'I Believe in Him'

He says he won't leave mayor's race after new texts emerge

(Newser) - Huma Abedin didn't just stand by husband Anthony Weiner's side today as he fessed up to sexting even after his resignation from Congress—she personally defended him as he announced he was staying in the race for New York City mayor. “Anthony’s made some horrible mistakes,...

More Lewd Weiner Texts Emerge

Using the name 'Carlos Danger'

(Newser) - Because no one demanded it (well, OK, other than at least one 20-something on the Internet) there is allegedly a new picture online of Anthony Weiner's crotch. The gossip site The Dirty yesterday posted what it claims are filthy exchanges between an anonymous woman and the would-be mayor. The...

Why Spitzer's Wife Has Been Noticeably Absent

Silda Wall Spitzer isn't thrilled with his return to politics

(Newser) - Democratic voters may have forgiven Eliot Spitzer, but it looks like his wife may not have. A regular presence by his side on previous election campaigns, Silda Wall Spitzer has been nowhere to be seen on this one, the New York Times reports. Though the couple has not separated, she...

Weiner Eyes &#39;Now or Never&#39; Run for NYC Mayor
 Abedin on Weiner 
 Sexting: 'I. Don't. 
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Abedin on Weiner Sexting: 'I. Don't. Understand.'

Weiner seeks second chance after sexting scandal

(Newser) - Anthony Weiner thinks it's time people gave him a second chance—and possibly a shot at running the nation's biggest city. After spending $100,000 on consultants and pollsters last month , the former congressman has confirmed in a lengthy New York Times Magazine interview that he is considering...

Weiner Sexting Partner Said Sorry ... on Facebook

Lisa Weiss commented on Weiner's family photo

(Newser) - Las Vegas blackjack dealer Lisa Weiss was one of Anthony Weiner's more infamous sexting partners in his 2011 Twitter scandal. Turns out she feels kind of sorry about that. Buzzfeed today surfaces an apology she posted on Weiner's Facebook page, in response to a pic of Weiner with...

Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann&#39;s Islam Attacks
Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann's Islam Attacks

Newt Gingrich Defends Bachmann's Islam Attacks

'Politico' op-ed derided by others

(Newser) - In a six-page, 2,500-word Politico op-ed (with an attached three-page, 1,800-word appendix ), Newt Gingrich makes it crystal clear that he is on the side of Michele Bachmann and her four fellow members of Congress who want an inquiry into whether the government is being infiltrated by Islamic...

Huma Abedin Under Police Protection After Threats

Grover Norquist's name gets referenced

(Newser) - The latest fallout from Michele Bachmann's Muslim infiltration conspiracy theory: Now Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin—whose family, Bachmann claims, is vaguely connected to the Muslim Brotherhood —has been threatened by a New Jersey man. Abedin is under police protection following the threat, and the man—a Muslim—...

Boehner Slams Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Calls accusations 'pretty dangerous'

(Newser) - Michele Bachmann and the other House Republicans who want an investigation into the alleged infiltration of US government by Muslim extremists have already been smacked by Anderson Cooper and John McCain —now add two more prominent names to the mix. John Boehner noted today, "I think accusations like...

McCain Defends Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

He says GOP attacks on Muslim deputy are 'sinister'

(Newser) - John McCain took on a group of fellow Republicans on the Senate floor today, blasting them for their ill-founded attacks against Deputy Secretary of State Huma Abedin. Michele Bachmann and four other House Republicans have demanded Abedin be investigated for distant alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. "To say...

Cooper Smacks Bachmann's Muslim Conspiracy

Dismantles her claim that Muslims infiltrating government

(Newser) - Anderson Cooper doled out an epic takedown of Michele Bachmann and some of her cronies in Congress last night , debunking their idea that Muslim extremists are infiltrating the highest levels of US government. Bachmann and four other Republicans in the House of Representatives want the Inspectors General to investigate this...

Weiner: I&#39;m Not Running for Mayor
 Weiner: I'm Not 
 Running for Mayor 

Weiner: I'm Not Running for Mayor


(Newser) - Let the image rehabilitation of Anthony Weiner begin. The ex-congressman and underwear model sat down with his wife and baby son for a humanizing interview with People , in which he extolled the virtues of family life, and said he wasn't planning to run for office—yet. "I can'...

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